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28 October 2021

Autumn budget 2021: experts react

Yesterday chancellor Rishi Sunak unveiled his autumn budget – 12 experts react in The Conversation. New measures include tax based on the strength of drinks – and support to hospitality, pubs, drinks producers. Watch 2.28-minute video of Sunak’s alcohol announcement.

Alcohol duties: the winners and losers

Responses to the alcohol component of yesterday’s Budget come from the Belfast Telegraph, the Guardian, the Alcohol Health Alliance, the Sun, Sky, Which?, the Independent and the Grocer. See also: MP demands £1.78billion in Budget for treatment services.

The new alcohol duty system: open consultation

This HM Treasury document responds to last year’s call for evidence on the Alcohol Duty Review and sets out how the government intends to reform the alcohol duty system. Respond by 30 January 2022.

Scottish Parliament: mental health and substance use

Transcript of the scottish parliament’s debate on person-centred support for people who have both substance use and mental health needs. Over 90% of people most at risk of a drug-related death will experience anxiety and/or depression.

Working with parents with alcohol problems

With more children affected by parental substance misuse during the pandemic, Nursery World‘s Gabriella Jozwiak finds out what practitioners should do if they notice a problem.

JITAIs and using smartphones to prevent re/lapse

The Society for the Study of Addiction talks to Dr Olga Perski about her recent research on just-in-time adaptive interventions (JITAIs) where smartphones are used to help prevent lapses among people trying to quit or reduce alcohol, tobacco or other

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